Undergraduate Program

We offer three highly ranked undergraduate degrees.

Agricultural Business

Agricultural Business graduates have an array of careers to choose from. The department boasts a 98.7 percent* job placement rate. In addition to pursuing rewarding careers in the private sector, alumni go on to graduate school in ag and resource economics, business, and law.


The Economics major has an emphasis on applied and theoretical economics, math and statistics, which provide a solid background for jobs in business, government, international affairs, and the law. Graduates are able to pursue advanced study in economics, political and applied social science.

Business Economics

Graduates from the Business Economics major are well-suited for careers in upper level management and public service positions or graduate studies in law, economics, and business.

Ag Business Minor

A minor in Agricultural Business is also offered by the department. Students declaring a minor in Agricultural Business must complete at least 15 credits of selected Economics coursework. 

Economics Minor

A minor in Economics is also offered by the department. Students declaring a minor in Economics must complete at least 15 credits of Economics coursework. Agricultural Business majors may not declare a minor in Economics. 

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What are the differences among these majors?

Review a comparison to help discover the best path for your goals!

Why choose economics?

Program Enhancements

International Agriculture Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Program

Enhance your degree with the knowledge of how agricultural practices and policies influence global dynamics. Learn more about our international agriculture interdisciplinary options.

International Agriculture

Double Major

If you are considering a double major in Ag Business and Economics, review the major requirements.

Double Major

University Minors

Add an academic emphasis to your undergraduate degree! Discover all undergraduate minors available from Iowa State University.

University Minors

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